2015 CADET MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED

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(TORONTO, ON) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the Cadet Men’s National Team that will represent Team Canada at the U16 FIBA Americas in Bahia Blanca, Argentina from June 10-14.

“We’re pleased with the progress the team has made over the course of the training camp,” said Head Coach, Dave DeAveiro. “These athletes have shown outstanding work ethic and commitment to the team to solidify their spots on our final roster.”

DeAveiro, a native of Toronto, returns for his fourth year coaching the U16/U17 age-group team. He is joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), as well as apprentice coach Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).

“For these athletes it will be their first time representing Canada in international competition,” said Rowan Barrett, Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Men’s High Performance. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for growth and development for this young crop of talented Canadians.”

The athletes completed a four-day camp at Humber – North Campus this past weekend. Athletes were identified throughout the year in a series of identification camps and recommendations from the Provincial/Territorial Service Organizations.

This past summer, the Cadet squad finished 6th at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup in Dubai. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Men’s Age Group rankings.

A full list team roster and staff are listed below. The team will reconvene in May for a training camp prior to their departure to Argentina.

2015 Cadet Team Roster

Athlete Name Position Hometown Club
Barrett Jr, Rowan Wing Mississauga REDA/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Bediako, Jaden Forward Brampton Team Breakdown/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Brazdeikis, Ignas Wing Oakville Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Carr, Marcus PG Woodbridge Northern Kings
Courtney, Liam Forward Cambridge REDA/Waterloo Wolverines/Canada Elite
Djuricic, Danilo Forward Brampton CIA Bounce/Team Tyler Ennis
Kabongo, Jonathan PG Toronto CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Kirkwood, Noah Wing Kanata Ottawa Next Level
Llewellyn, Jaelin PG Mississauga Oakville/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand Team
Nembhard, Andrew PG Aurora Vaughan Panthers/ Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Shephard, Grant Forward Kelowna Junior Heat
Shittu, Simi Wing Burlington REDA/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Alternates:

Athlete Name Position Hometown Club
John, Brandon Forward Brantford CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand
Saunders, Keshaun Wing Brampton Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand

Staff:

Name Title School/Role
Dave DeAveiro Head Coach McGill University, Head Coach
Michael Meeks Assistant Coach Canada Basketball, Manager of Youth Player Development
James Derouin Assistant Coach University of Ottawa, Head Coach
Nicky Davis Apprentice Coach Sheridan College, Assistant Coach
Mary Lalancette Therapist Ryerson University, Athletic Therapist
Chris Cheng Manager Nipissing University, Head Coach
Mark Leung Doctor University of Toronto, Team Physician

For More Information, please contact:
Bailey Williams
Manager,Communications
E-mail: bwilliams@basketball.ca
Cell: 647.460.7976

About Canada Basketball:

Canada Basketball is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in leading the growth of the game domestically and in pursuing medal performances on the international stage. 
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